Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Blames Trump for Violence After Antifa Agitator Kills Patriot Prayer Member

A Trump supporter was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon, late Saturday after a large caravan of the president’s supporters paraded through the city and were accosted by violent left-wing agitators.

In a press conference, Sunday afternoon, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blamed President Trump for the hatred and violence engulfing his city. The president, meanwhile, blasted the “the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland” for failing to do anything to quell the violence in Portland.

The shooting of the Trump supporter was caught on video.

According to the AP, a 600-strong pro-Trump caravan “had gathered earlier in the day at a suburban mall and drove as a group to the heart of Portland.” The shooting came on day 95 of the daily left-wing riots in downtown Portland.

The pro-Trump display began on a positive and upbeat note.

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Eventually, left-wing radicals went on the attack against the pro-Trump demonstrators.

Antifa militants mobbed vehicles, attempting to block their way, and attacked them with rocks, urine water guns, fireworks, eggs and more, according to on site reports.

Trump supporters reacted with pepper spray and paintball guns to clear the street.

As the two sides clashed, there were also brawls in the street.

The victim of the shooting was reportedly identified by his “Patriot Prayer” hat. Patriot Prayer is a conservative group founded by leader Joey Gibson allegedly to “fight corruption, big government, and tyranny using God for strength and the power of love.” Antifa militants always come out in great numbers to “counterprotest” Patriot Prayer whenever it holds a demonstration.

Hours after the pro-Trump caravan had driven through the city, Gibson was mobbed by hostile antifa militants in Portland and forced to flee to a boarded up gas station for refuge.

Another apparent Patriot Prayer member was brutally assaulted on the street, Saturday night.

Upon hearing gunshots, police responded and located the victim, who had a gunshot wound to the chest.

“Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

The antifa rioters celebrated the victim’s death by burning an American flag amid tribal war cries, drumbeats and trumpet blasts.

During the street celebration, one agitator justified the unprovoked murder by bellowing that the victim was “a f—king nazi.”

“Our community held its own!” the woman cried.

She went on to scream through a bullhorn, “I’m not sad that a f—king fascist died tonight!” amid laughter and cheers.

Both the shooter and victim have been identified online, but no arrests have yet been made.

President Trump reacted to the unrest in Portland, Sunday morning, urging the city’s leadership to request federal help.

Portland has been the site of nightly riots for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd, a career criminal who had resisted arrest in Minneapolis.

Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell held a press conference on Sunday to address the overnight violence.

The mayor blamed President Trump for the violence, claiming he was inciting people through his racist rhetoric.

“Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence?” Wheeler said. “It’s you who have created the hate and the division.”

Lovell said he couldn’t determine yet if the shooting was politically motivated, saying that it could have just been a problem that erupted between individuals.

“So it’s hard for me to classify it as more of a Black Lives Matter thing or kind of a political ideology case,” he said. In response to a reporter’s question, Lovell also said police could potentially build a case against caravan members who deployed bear spray and paintballs at the “peaceful protesters.”

In a series of tweets following the press conference, Trump blasted the weak Democrat leadership of Portland for allowing their great city to be destroyed by agitators and anarchists.

“The only way you will stop the violence in the high crime Democrat run cities is through strength!,” Trump tweeted.

“Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor,” the president continued.

“He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him. He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn’t seen anything yet. We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn’t do it,” Trump argued.

The president went on to characterize Wheeler as “the dummy running Portland,” and referred to his opponent Joe Biden as “the guy right now in his basement.”

“The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order. The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it!” Trump concluded.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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